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Two students with suspected al Qaeda links held in Lahore

Pakistani law enforcement agencies on Wednesday arrested two students as part of an ongoing crackdown here on student groups with suspected al Qaeda links.



Lahore: Pakistani law enforcement agencies on Wednesday arrested two students as part of an ongoing crackdown here on student groups with suspected al Qaeda links.

The students - Muhammad Umer and Muhammad Arsalan - were taken into custody days after the arrest of three suspected Al Qaeda terrorists from Punjab University, officials said.

Both suspects are reportedly students of a private university in Lahore.

Punjab University Vice-Chancellor Prof Mujahid Kamran has said that more terrorists with Al Qaeda links are hiding in hostels housing 32,000 students. He said he had given a free hand to intelligence agencies to raid hostels to arrest suspects.

Meanwhile, the Islami Jamiat Talba (IJT), an Islamic student organisation that has a strong presence in Punjab University, has denied that any terrorist is hiding the hostels.

The vice-chancellor, however, insisted that some members of the IJT, the student wing of Jamaat-e-Islami are collaborating with terrorists.

PTI

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